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  1. Mary Arden (mother) Signature. William Shakespeare ( bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the " Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard").

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  2. William Shakespeare was an actor, playwright, poet, and theatre entrepreneur in London during the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean eras. He was baptised on 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, in the Holy Trinity Church. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway with whom he had three children. He died in his home town of Stratford on 23 April 1616, aged 52.

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    Macbeth (/ m ə k ˈ b ɛ θ /; full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Sh

  4. › wiki › The_TempestThe Tempest - Wikipedia

    Plot. Ferdinand, who is found by Prospero and Miranda. It is part of Prospero's plan to encourage a romantic relationship between Ferdinand and Miranda; and ... Trinculo, the king's jester, and Stephano, the king's drunken butler; who are found by Caliban, a monstrous figure who had been living on ...

  5. Shakespeare’s birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford On Avon, Ernest Edwards, 1863, from Jephson, J., & Edwards, E. (1864). Shakespere, his birthplace, home, and grave. Once the family line had come to an end, the house was allowed to fall into a state of disrepair until a rekindling of interest in the 18th century.

  6. Characters. Benedick, a lord and soldier from Padua; companion of Don Pedro. Beatrice, niece of Leonato. Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon. Don John, "the Bastard Prince", brother of Don Pedro. Claudio, of Florence; a count, companion of Don Pedro, friend to Benedick. Leonato, governor of Messina; Hero's ...

  7. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare c. 1595 or 1596. The play is set in Athens, and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict among four Athenian lovers.

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